Faculty of Social Sciences
Through teaching, scholarship and research, the Department of Applied Linguistics strives to advance the understanding of human identity, lifespan development and life participation, as reflected in language patterns, first and subsequent language learning, and language use.
Business economists provide analyses and recommendations to policy makers in both the private and public sectors. The program seeks to develop the skills and knowledge required for such tasks.
Our BA Social Sciences degree is designed to allow you to pursue a more flexible pattern of studies than does a single or combined major. The BA Social Sciences program offers broad exposure to courses from across all of our Faculties: Applied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences.
Business Communication is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of communication with the study of some aspects of business.
The Child and Youth Studies program provides a broadly based interdisciplinary approach that considers theoretical and applied approaches to children and youth within the multiple contexts of culture, the economy, the law, family, school, peer group, and community.
A Concurrent CHYS BA/BEd student completes an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a single major in Child and Youth Studies and a Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior) degree at the same time.
Brock has the oldest and one of the most distinguished Film Studies programs in Canada. The program is focused on critical and historical courses that examines a variety of approaches to film and related media.
Geography (including co-op option)
Geographers study the distribution of physical and human phenomena over the Earth's surface and the interrelationships of humans and the natural environment. Includes Physical Geography, Human and Cultural Geography, and Geographic Information Sciences.
Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary field with both theoretical and applied courses to prepare you for a wide range of careers. We offer a Labour Studies degree, a co-major with Political Science, Sociology, History, Geography, Economics, or Women's and Gender Studies, a collaborative program, and a Co-op program.
Are you interested in studying how people communicate, ways that social structure affect communication, or how new technologies are changing human communication? Media and Communication could interest you.
Political Science (including co-op option)
Political Science provides students with the opportunity for an intensive examination of issues in Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, Public Policy & Administration.
The study of Popular Culture focuses on the communicative practices and experiences of everyday life considered within their cultural, economic, political and social contexts.
Psychology (including co-op option)
Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Broad areas of focus include social/personality, lifespan development, and neuroscience.
Sociology allows students to delve into a rich variety of fascinating topics of the greatest historical and contemporary relevance: animal studies, gender, sexism, family life, sexuality, race and racism, cultural identity, globalization, imperialism and colonialism, immigration, poverty and class inequality, work and the economy, education, religion, the environment, crime, prisons, social repression, and social movements.
The Department of Tourism and Environment provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying the environment, tourism, and the human-environment interface.
Women's and Gender Studies courses invite both male and female students to explore the interplay of gender and power, with careful attention to the intersections of race, class, sexuality, colonialism and imperialism.